HOA Academy

Neighborhood Programs offers the HOA Academy to provide residents and board members of homeowner's associations (HOA) with the know-how, tools and resources to effectively lead their neighborhoods. 

HOA Academy

The 2019 Spring HOA Academy is comprised of five classes scheduled in April that will be held at City Hall, second-floor Training Room B, located at 175 S. Arizona Ave. Attendees may attend in person or online. Participants may register online, email Neighborhood Programs or call 480-782-4348.

Tuesday, April 16 | 3-5 p.m.
Instructor: Mulcahy Law Firm, P.C.

Residents working from home is becoming a national trend... Under what circumstances can an HOA or condo board prohibit a resident from running a business out of their home? What are the pros/cons of short-term rentals in an association? What rights does an owner have to rent a lot/unit as a short-term rental? Can an association’s board prohibit short-term rentals? This class will address all of these questions and more! There also will be a free Q&A by a seasoned community association law attorney at the end of the session.

Thursday, April 18 | 3-5 p.m.
Instructor: Mulcahy Law Firm, P.C.

  • Topic 1: The Arizona Court of Appeals and the Arizona Legislature created new case law and legislation pertaining to HOAs/condos. Learn about the new cases and emerging trends in Arizona law.
  • Topic 2: Learn how Chandler Code Enforcement and HOAs/condos work together.
  • Topic 3: Lastly, learn how boards can work effectively with its management company, questions to ask, how to use a step-by-step process to determine if a change is needed, the bidding process, and how to determine the best candidate. The class will end with a Q&A session.

Tuesday, April 23 | 3-5 p.m.
Instructor: Mulcahy Law Firm, P.C.

This class will teach you all about strategic planning for your association including reserve studies, amending CCRs, analyzing finances, budget and how to accomplish the Board’s goals using the Eisenhower Method. This class also will discuss the steps and actions that board members can take to prevent theft and fraud of association funds.

Thursday, April 25 | 3-5 p.m.
Instructor: Shaw & Lines, LLC

This lively seminar will pit lawyer against lawyer to debate and discuss both sides of the most commonly litigated HOA issues. 

Tuesday, April 30 | 3-5 p.m.
Instructor: VF Law, LLP

There are many issues that an association can encounter while preparing for and holding their annual meeting. Participants will learn how to hold effective annual meetings, along with tips on how to navigate through the election process. Topics include: compliance with governing document requirements pertaining to meetings and the election of directors, awareness of recent changes in the law that may impact the balloting process, and addressing election problems that can arise. The class will end with a Q&A session.